What would a trip out to the desert mean without a little bit of a fiasco? After the Girl Talk show ended, I made my way to my car where I had to attach a parking permit as a camper. The doorlock vacuum system in my old Benz needed recharging so I started the car up to get it going and after it fully charged I went to shut off the engine but it wouldn't stop running even after taking the key out of ignition.
So here I am almost midnight and my car won't stop running. I figure I need to drive around a bit to properly recharge the vacuum system so I drive out of the festival and west toward Palm Springs for a couple miles. Got the engine to turn off while in the parking lot of a Carl's Jr. and I made my way back to the festival. Turns out the cops made all traffic one way so I couldn't get back in even though I had already pitched a tent earlier that day. A not-so-friendly officer told me I should go have breakfast at Denny's.
Luckily I found a motel in Indio for $110.00 so I had a good night's rest before waking up to go get my tent. I intended on riding my bike around the Salton Sea but the Benz igntion was still faulty so I've landed back home a bit early. I'll have her looked at on Monday and hopefully I'll be back on the road soon.